Fished dix river at the VPA in Danville towards the middle of June. Had never been before and after reading about the VPA access I had no idea existed, I decided to go. Was a pretty good experience for the most part though Im sure the river was quite low as to be seasonably expected. Walked downstream to the end of the public access without so much as a bite using traditional spin tackle and white grubs. Walked upstream about 3/4 of a mile or so to the first riffles and caught 3 small largemouth there. Saw a few others fishing while there but none with any luck to speak of. Was a nice change of pace though and cant wait to get back to Rankin bottom when the whites are running next spring. Should be fun then. (Side note... when I was there the field grasses were nearly overhead.. not sure if it still is but if you plan on heading that way... plan on hiking through some very rough and tall grassy bottoms.) Saw a few who came unprepared for that and were dissapointed when showing up in shorts and summerwear. There as well...if you walk the bottom heading upstream and get to a fence.... you are permitted to cross the first fence at least as it is still on the same property. (Took me a while to figure out wether I was still on the public access or not only to find out 75 yards later that I was still good.) Havent ventured much past the first riffle though. BTW... from what I heard on the river at the time I was there... a resounding "Just use anything white" was heard from everyone I questioned about the fishing there.